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Should you let your wife or girlfriend buy your clothes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Perdogg, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. chloeh

    chloeh Active Member

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    I actually wear many kind of ankle boots with jeans, but I agree that there is something about the softness of suede that makes it go especially well with blue denim. The ones I wear with blue denim are not dark brown but rather medium brown, which makes them look especially nice, IMO.

    Also, one more reason for wearing my suede chelsea boots with denim is that they look a bit to casual to go well dress pants, although today I am actually wearing them at my job, with a pair of wool slacks and a tweed sport coat.

    Basically, I prefer not to wear chelseas when I am wearing a tie, but I make exceptions to this "rule", such as today. Today the excuse is bad weather.

    (With black jeans, which I sometimes wear when walking my dogs -but hardly on any other occasion-, I mostly wear dark grey suede chelsea boots or my black Sabelt sneakers, depending on the weather.)



    Yes, I definitely agree that a medium brown would normally be preferable with blue jeans; unless the jeans are very dark.

    I can also see how one might feel somewhat out of kilter, if one wore a pair of Chelsea boots with formal attire; but I should think they would be fine with neutral, mid-toned wool? Especially if it's in a fairly relaxed and/or slightly rural style.

    BTW, please excuse me if I'm not using the right terminology - I know what I mean, visually speaking, but I'm really not up on the correct words to use! [​IMG]
     
  2. Kitontini

    Kitontini Well-Known Member

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    I trust my gf buying me clothes. She has excellent taste in fashion and color. I would definitly let her walk into a Kiton store and come out with a suit for me. She knows what I like and who I like. She knows what colors look good on me and what colors to stay away from. And I buy her some clothes too. I bought her a white sportcoat with black pinstripes that looks amazing on her!
     
  3. Doctor

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    The closest a woman comes to my clothing these days is when I take stuff to my mother for alterations. She is my tailor [​IMG] I have to give incredibly strict instructions, however, because she just doesn't comprehend a slim fit, trousers with a single a break and sleeves that don't cover my thumbs. In the interests of saving a fortune, it must be done.
     
  4. LanceW

    LanceW Well-Known Member

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    I believe it is preferable for the person you like to sleep with to like the clothes you wear. If there are two things I like equally, I will get her opinion and first purchase the item she likes best.
     
  5. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    My wife actually has excellent taste, but I still shop for my own clothes.
     
  6. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

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    My gf finds my clothing hobby funny at most. She thinks I'm a little crazy and a tad gay. If I let her buy clothes for me, I'd end up dressed in jeans and a t-shirt. No good. In fact, the only piece of clothing she ever bought for me still hangs in my closet with its tags on.
     
  7. Metlin

    Metlin Well-Known Member

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    My gf finds my clothing hobby funny at most. She thinks I'm a little crazy and a tad gay. If I let her buy clothes for me, I'd end up dressed in jeans and a t-shirt. No good. In fact, the only piece of clothing she ever bought for me still hangs in my closet with its tags on.

    If I let my wife buy clothes for me, we'd end up broke. [​IMG] She takes style cues from my father, and buys me some great stuff.
     
  8. acecow

    acecow Well-Known Member

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    If I let my wife buy clothes for me, we'd end up broke. [​IMG] She takes style cues from my father, and buys me some great stuff.

    I suppose that's an improvement. At least she can appreciate your taste. [​IMG]
     
  9. Metlin

    Metlin Well-Known Member

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    I suppose that's an improvement. At least she can appreciate your taste. [​IMG]

    And my wallet. [​IMG]
     
  10. Augustus Davies

    Augustus Davies Well-Known Member

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    I read the title and skipped to the last page.. Hell Fucking No!!
     
  11. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Well-Known Member

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    My wife would dress me in Levis jeans, Puma sneakers, a Northface jacket, and a J Crew shirt. i'd rather be shot!
     
  12. Franky12

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    Oh yes she does it all the time, and it is not a matter of me letting her. She just does it end of discussion.

    And I don't complain because by the way she does not do the shopping with my money.


    Well that is good for you, I hope mine could do the same.
     
  13. lasbar

    lasbar Well-Known Member

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    My wife would dress me in Levis jeans, Puma sneakers, a Northface jacket, and a J Crew shirt. i'd rather be shot!

    Be careful she could arrange that too, especially if you have a very good life insurance policy...[​IMG]
     

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